My XP Home PC wont't start - it gets to the screen with the three little green rectangles sliding across the screen from left to right; and it stays like that. This has happened suddenly with no apparent extra program etc. being put on.
I've tried going into Safe Mode but it hangs after a few lines. I've tried the Repair option but it hangs when I choose the OS from the option.
Does anyone have any ideas what else I could try, please? Cheers.
The reason SP2 came into being was flaws in WXP these included security problems,this has nothing todo with Norton Firewall or Norton antivirus. You say your computer is well protected i am sorry to say it is know where near protected as you think it is hence the problem you have now. No Norton product can repair the flawes in WXP only SP2 can,infact AVG Soho and Zone alarm pro out shines any Norton firewall or antivirus and it doesn't take over your computer.